Two weeks ago I wrote about some of my favorite candy math books. This week, I want to tell you about a few more of these.
Again these candy math books seem to go in and out of print so they are not always available in the new market. I have found over and over again shopping for used ones on Amazon to nearly a sure bet of getting one for under 5 dollars even if it is currently out of print. (Sometimes they are as low as $0.01)
I often use this book with Kindergartners, first graders and second graders. It has some great ideas about adding 1, adding zero and turn around facts. I often pick parts and pieces of this book to read to a whole class or small group. I rarely read the entire thing from start to finish all at once.
I love this book because I find kids often need more help with conceptual ideas around subtraction than they do around addition. Teachers and programs tend to spend more time on addition and this book does a great job of helping kids conceptualize subtraction. Also who doesn't love the idea of subtracting chocolate kisses, by eating them of course!